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A Study to Assess All-Cause Mortality and Cardiovascular Morbidity in Participants With Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) on Dialysis and Those Not on Renal Replacement Therapy Receiving Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol-Epoetin Beta (Mircera) or Reference Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents (ESAs)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00773513
First Posted: October 16, 2008
Last Update Posted: November 10, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hoffmann-La Roche
  Purpose
This 2 arm safety study will compare the outcome with respect to a composite endpoint of all-cause mortality and non-fatal cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction, stroke) in CKD participants either on dialysis or not receiving renal replacement therapy under treatment with methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta or reference ESAs. Participants will be randomized to receive intravenous (iv) or subcutaneous (sc) methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta at the following doses: for participants not already receiving ESA treatment, methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta will be administered at a starting dose of 0.6 micrograms per kilograms every 2 weeks (mcg/kg/2wks) iv or sc; for participants receiving maintenance ESA treatment, iv or sc methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta will be administered at an initial monthly dose of 120, 200 or 360 micrograms (mcg) depending on the weekly dose of ESA received prior to first methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta administration. Participants randomized to reference ESA treatment will receive iv or sc ESAs in accordance with their prescribed dosing information.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Renal Anemia Drug: Darbepoetin Alfa Drug: Epoetin Alfa Drug: Epoetin Beta Drug: methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Controlled, Open-Label, Multi-Centre, Parallel-Group Study To Assess All-Cause Mortality And Cardiovascular Morbidity In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease On Dialysis And Those Not On Renal Replacement Therapy Under Treatment With MIRCERA® Or Reference ESAs.

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Further study details as provided by Hoffmann-La Roche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to Composite of All-Cause Mortality and Non-Fatal Cardiovascular Events (Myocardial Infarction, Stroke) Defined as Time Between First Dose of Study Medication and Date of Death or Non-Fatal Cardiovascular Events, Whatever Occurs First [ Time Frame: Event driven (Baseline up to approximately 10 years) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to Death [ Time Frame: Event driven (Baseline up to approximately 10 years) ]
  • Time to Non-Fatal Cardiovascular Events (Myocardial Infarction or Stroke, Whichever Occurs First) [ Time Frame: Event driven (Baseline up to approximately 10 years) ]
  • Time to Non-Fatal Myocardial Infarction [ Time Frame: Event driven (Baseline up to approximately 10 years) ]
  • Time to Non-Fatal Stroke [ Time Frame: Event driven (Baseline up to approximately 10 years) ]
  • Percentage of Participants With Anti-Erythropoietin Antibody-Mediated Pure Red Cell Aplasia (PRCA) [ Time Frame: Baseline up to approximately 10 years ]
  • Percentage of Participants With Gastrointestinal Bleeding [ Time Frame: Event driven (Baseline up to approximately 10 years) ]
  • Percentage of Participants With Thromboembolic Events [ Time Frame: Event driven (Baseline up to approximately 10 years) ]

Enrollment: 2828
Actual Study Start Date: December 12, 2008
Study Completion Date: August 17, 2017
Primary Completion Date: August 17, 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents
Participants will receive reference ESA according to approved label. The approved reference ESA compounds in the study will be darbepoetin alfa, epoetin alfa and epoetin beta.
Drug: Darbepoetin Alfa
Darbepoetin alfa will be administered as per approved label.
Other Name: Aranesp®, Nespo®, Aranest®
Drug: Epoetin Alfa
Epoetin alfa will be administered as per approved label.
Other Name: Eprex®, Epogen®, Epopen®, Erypo®
Drug: Epoetin Beta
Epoetin beta will be administered as per approved label.
Other Name: Neorecormon®, Recormon®
Drug: methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta
Participants who are currently not being treated with an ESA will receive methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta administered at a starting dose of 0.6 mcg/kg body weight once every 2 weeks. Participants who are currently being treated with an ESA will receive methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta at a dose of 120, 200 or 360 mcg once monthly (based on ESA dose administered in Week -1)
Other Name: Mircera®
Experimental: Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol-Epoetin Beta
Participants not currently being treated with an ESA will receive methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta iv or sc once every 2 weeks for correction of renal anemia (target Hb 10-12 g/dL). Once corrected and in participants currently being treated with an ESA, methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta will be administered once monthly.
Drug: Darbepoetin Alfa
Darbepoetin alfa will be administered as per approved label.
Other Name: Aranesp®, Nespo®, Aranest®
Drug: Epoetin Alfa
Epoetin alfa will be administered as per approved label.
Other Name: Eprex®, Epogen®, Epopen®, Erypo®
Drug: methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta
Participants who are currently not being treated with an ESA will receive methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta administered at a starting dose of 0.6 mcg/kg body weight once every 2 weeks. Participants who are currently being treated with an ESA will receive methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta at a dose of 120, 200 or 360 mcg once monthly (based on ESA dose administered in Week -1)
Other Name: Mircera®

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female participants with symptomatic anemia associated with CKD
  • Participants with renal anemia who are not treated with an ESA:
  • Anemia was defined as hemoglobin (Hb) concentration less than (<) 11.0 grams per deciliter (g/dL) (mean of 2 screening values with at least one day and a maximum of 2 weeks between measurements) with clinical indication for ESA treatment
  • Participants with renal anemia who are on maintenance ESA therapy:
  • If on dialysis: regular long-term hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis therapy with the same mode of dialysis for at least 3 months before screening
  • Hb concentration between 10 and 12 g/dL (mean of 2 screening values with at least one day and a maximum of 2 weeks between measurements)
  • Participants with adequate iron status defined as: serum ferritin above or equal to 100 micrograms per liter or transferrin saturation above or equal to 20 percent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindications to ESA treatment: uncontrolled hypertension, hypersensitivity to the active substance or any of the excipients, any other contraindication to ESA therapy
  • Conditions known to cause inadequate response to ESA treatment or anemia other than symptomatic anemia associated with CKD:
  • History of hemoglobinopathy
  • Anemia due to hemolysis
  • Pure red cell aplasia
  • High likelihood of early withdrawal (for example, within 1 year) or interruption of the study
  • Pregnancy or breast-feeding
  • Women of childbearing potential without effective contraception
  • Administration of another investigational drug within 1 month before screening or planned during the study period
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00773513


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Investigators
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00773513     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BH21260
2007-005129-31
First Submitted: October 15, 2008
First Posted: October 16, 2008
Last Update Posted: November 10, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency
Epoetin Alfa
Darbepoetin alfa
Hematinics